Services - 434070-2018

05/10/2018    S192    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Leeds: Prison services

2018/S 192-434070

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Ministry of Justice
Postal address: 5 Wellington Place
Town: Leeds
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: SW1H 9AJ
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2033343555

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Forensic Psychology risk Assessment Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

HMPPS Psychology Services deliver a range of psychological activities within HM Prisons and NPS Community. These include clinical assessment and intervention, research, consultancy and training. They require HCPC Registered Forensic Psychologists to complete risk assessments on men and women in custody. This will include compilation of professional reports for submission to the Parole Board. These assessments may be required from prison establishments across England and Wales. Services will be required on both a regular and ad-hoc basis to support work usually undertaken by HMPPS Psychology Services. The demand for risk assessments is variable and can sometimes outstrip the HMPPS Psychology Service ability to deliver within timescales required.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 4 800 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Prison establishments in England and Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

MoJ intends to publish an invitation to tender for the above services to be delivered through a national framework agreement. In preparation for the anticipated publication of the invitation to tender on 22.10.2018, you are invited to register to attend a briefing event to be held on 29.10.2018 at 5 Wellington Place, Leeds.

The purpose of this event is to provide an overview of the requirement, outline the tendering process and provide an opportunity for potential Providers to pose any questions.

Each organisation may request a maximum of 2 places. If you would like to register to attend this event, please email the address contained in this notice with the following information by 12:00 pm on 12.10.2018:

Organisation name

Names of attendees (max 2)

Email address

Contact telephone number

If you are unable to attend the event, all material will be made available afterwards on the MoJ eSourcing portal.

II.2.14)Additional information

The Provider will be required to deliver high quality forensic psychological risk assessment and reports services to ensure delivery of Parole Board Directed work by HMPPS Psychology Services. The Provider will take from HMPPS Psychology Services instruction on the requirements for the risk assessments and professional reports.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The invitation to tender will be published via MoJ's eSourcing portal. Any interested party who is not already registered on this site, is encouraged to do so prior to the publication date to ensure that they are able to access all necessary information immediately.

Providers may register for this site at:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: